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Courses and workshops

Do you have a question about finding legal information? Ask your questions:
at the desk           REC A, 4th floor
on the phone       020-525 3843
via email     

Additionally, we offer the following services and workshops:

Book a librarian

Are you writing a thesis or paper, but having trouble finding relevant articles, books or other sources on your research topic? Or do you find too much and get lost in all the information? Make an appointment with one of the law librarians!

The law librarian can help you to:

  • find literature on a specific topic;
  • select and use the catalogues and databases;
  • develop an efficient search strategy;
  • evaluate the trustworthiness of information;
  • correctly cite your sources.

For whom?
Book a librarian is offered to UvA law students who are working on their thesis or research project.
The service is free of charge.

How does it work?
During a one-on-one session (ca 30 minutes) you will receive all information and instructions that are relevant for your research. Fill out the enrolment form to make an appointment.


Workshop Update your research skills!

The library will brief you on new databases in the collection, creating alerts, efficient searching, new content on the library website and more.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

Which new databases and online journal and book collections are recently added to the Law Library collection? How do you create an alert for a journal TOC (table of content) or new results for a search query in a database?

What exactly can you find in CataloguePlus? How can you search more efficiently in databases?

In which legal journals can you publish open access without any extra costs? How do you place a good working link to a book or journal on Canvas for your students?

The workshop is offered to:

Amsterdam Law School employees.


This course is offered several times a year. Check the news section on the Law Library's home page:


The location will be announced at a later date.

Participants: min. 5, max. 17 persons.
No charge.